Music

1:13pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Best New Music

Praised by NPR, Pitchfork & NYT, Torres Will Perform in Chattanooga 7/2

Torres sings in the video for Strange Hellos.

Sprinter, the sophomore album by southeastern singer/songwriter Torres, recently earned a spot on NPR's Favorite Albums of 2015 (So Far.)  Torres has also garnered praise from Pitchfork.com, Paste magazine and

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11:36am

Wed July 1, 2015
Music

Blue Ridge Festival Combines Music with a Kid's Summer Camp Experience

This Summer there have already been music festivals somewhere in the country almost every weekend it seems—and there are still many more to come. Competition is fierce, but one promoter thinks he may have found a unique niche. Richard Winham talked to Ricky Ginsburg whose idea for a music festival in the Blue Ridge Mountains combine roots music with a Summer Camp-style weekend in the woods, which will take place September 18 - 20.

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1:38pm

Fri June 12, 2015
Riverbend 2015

The Dead Deads Bring a Hard Rock/Metal/Grunge Dance Party to Riverbend

Leticia "Meta Dead" Wolf sings in the video for "Organ P."
Credit YouTube

Nashville band The Dead Deads will perform Saturday at 7:45 p.m. on the TVFCU during Riverbend.  A high-energy mix of grunge, rock, their music is both aggressive and fun.

From their Web site:

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11:54am

Wed June 10, 2015
Riverbend 2015

With 7 Million YouTube Hits, Kawehi is a Viral Music Star

A screenshot from the video for Kawehi's song "I'd Never Tell."
Credit YouTube

Hawaiian-born electronic musician Kawehi will give one of the more unusual performances at this year's Riverbend Festival. 

Using a microphone, loopers and digital effects, she alters her voice to sound like a guitar, a bass, and drums.  Her cover of Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" went viral last year, winning praise from Courtney Love, who called Kawehi's work "genius."  Now her YouTube channel has around seven millions hits.

Her live shows are a mix of cover songs and originals.  Check out her Nirvana cover below, and catch her at 9:15 p.m. on the TVFCU stage during Riverbend on Thursday evening.

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1:35pm

Tue June 9, 2015
Riverbend 2015

Deacon Bluz Pays Tribute to B.B. King at the Strut

At the 2015 Bessie Smith Strut, Deacon Bluz and the Holy Smoke Band's performance was cut short by a thunderstorm.  Before the rain and lightning came, Bluz gave tribute to B.B. King, who passed away recently at the age of 89.  See a clip of the performance in the video below.

12:10pm

Tue June 9, 2015
Riverbend 2015

Listen: Highlights from This Year's Riverbend (So Far)

Members of Chattanooga’s Soul Survivor perform during Riverbend 2015.
Credit Cleveland Carlson

The 2015 Riverbend Festival began on June 5th and continues through June 13th.  Here are a few highlights Cleveland Carlson brought us from the festival's first few days.  Keep checking wutc.org for more highlights and artist interviews.

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4:33pm

Mon June 8, 2015
Riverbend 2015

In-Studio Interview: Bessie Smith Strut Performer Jarekus Singleton

Jarekus Singleton stopped by WUTC in advance of his show at the Bessie Smith Strut.

Mississippi bluesman Jarekus Singleton stopped by WUTC's studios to chat with afternoon music host Richard Winham.  Singleton will perform this evening at 7:15 p.m. on the Champy's Chicken Stage during the Bessie Smith Strut.  Hear the conversation and selections from Singelton's debut album Refuse to Lose.

From Singleton's bio at Alligator Records:

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11:49am

Fri June 5, 2015
Riverbend 2015

Riverbend Festival: 5 Can't-Miss Acts During Opening Weekend

Here are five of the bands and musicians to check out during the Riverbend Festival's opening weekend:

St. Paul & The Broken Bones

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12:19pm

Thu June 4, 2015
Riverbend 2015

So What Is 'Chamberfolk'? A Conversation with Harpeth Rising's Rebecca Reed-Lunn

From left to right: Rebecca Reed-Lunn, Jordana Greenberg and Maria Di Meglio are Harpeth Rising.
Credit Contributed photo

The trio of string players who founded Harpeth Rising are all classically trained, but they have eclectic tastes in music.  Their songs are a blend of bluegrass, folk, rock and classical.  They call what they do “chambergrass” or “chamberfolk.“

Banjo and viola player Rebecca Reed-Lunn joins us to talk about the band.  They'll perform at the Riverbend Festival on Thursday, June 11th at 7:45 p.m. on the TVFCU stage.

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3:01pm

Mon February 2, 2015
Music

Interview: Jon Terrey of Stolen Nations

Please Be Quiet Please host Rachel Smith speaks with Jon Terrey of the band Stolen Nations about their four-song EP Smoke Signals, which was released in late 2014.  In the interview, Terrey explains how a grunge mixtape he was given in fifth grade changed his ideas about music.

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11:36am

Fri June 13, 2014
Riverbend 2014

Richard Winham & Jeff Styles Preview Riverbend Festival's Final Weekend

Robert Randolph and the Family Band perform at the 2014 Riverbend Festival.
Credit Cleveland Carlson

The 2014 Riverbend Festival has only two days left, but plenty of great performances are still to come.  WUTC's Richard Winham and Riverbend assistant talent and production coordinator Jeff Styles play selections from the festival's final weekend.

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11:36am

Thu June 12, 2014
Riverbend 2014

Thursday Night at Riverbend: Top Picks from Richard Winham & Jeff Styles

The Coke stage at Riverbend 2014.

Wondering who to see Thursday night at the Riverbend music festival?  In this segment, WUTC's Richard Winham and Riverbend assistant talent and production coordinator Jeff Styles reveal their top picks for this evening.

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3:48pm

Wed June 11, 2014
Riverbend 2014

Amber Fults & the Ambivalent Lovers Perform Live at WUTC

Amber Fults and the Ambivalent Lovers perform during Richard Winham's afternoon music show.

Chattanooga's Amber Fults and the Ambivalent Lovers stopped by WUTC for an in-studio performance in advance of their set at Riverbend 2014.  They'll play at 7:30 tonight on the Volkswagen stage.

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3:29pm

Wed June 11, 2014
Riverbend 2014

Richard Winham & Jeff Styles Preview Wednesday Eve at Riverbend

Widespread Panic performs at Riverbend 2014.
Credit Andy Gorrell

WUTC's Richard Winham and Riverbend assistant talent and production coordinator Jeff Styles discuss their picks for Wednesday night at the festival.

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12:53pm

Fri June 6, 2014
Music

Chattanooga Text Marketing Company Creates Apps for Riverbend and Nightfall

According to the Pew Research Center, 58% of American adults own a smart phone, and an increasing number are using them to text rather than talk, according to Suzanne Burnham. Ms. Burnham is the CEO of Click Click Boom, a Chattanooga based text marketing company. She helps businesses stay in touch with their customers with tightly targeted text messages.

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